The story behind the artwork
A Walk through the Bosland Forest, a large continuous wooded area in Flanders – Belgium.
Free Minor Africa (FMA) is a non-profit, non-governmental initiative whose objective is to reinsert back into society minors who have had trouble with the law in Sierra Leone. FMA is based in Barcelona, Spain and in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
In its first phase, FMA is focused on youths that have been imprisoned in Pademba prison. These minors want to return to normal society; some dream of studying, others want to find work even if their opportunities are scarce in one of the world’s poorest nations. The majority come from broken families that left their home or are orphans.
This is the story that SeaLegacy tells. This is the story that sparks a global conversation, and the story that inspires people to act. We believe that producing powerful media and art that gives people hope is imperative. Hope is empowerment. Hope is a solution. Hope is a game changer.
We are a collective of some of the most experienced and renowned photographers, filmmakers and storytellers working on behalf of our oceans.
Janske Kaethoven was born in the Netherlands and is currently living in Belgium. After graduating from the Academy of Visual & Audiovisual Arts, she started working as a freelance photographer. She also develops photography courses and coaches people at a School of Visual Arts. Travelling is her greatest passion. Inspired by remote and pure landscapes, most of her trips evolve around capturing nature’s purity, where things are as they are. Her photos can be found on janske-photography.com and instagram.com/janske. (Read more…).